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check for the right wing turkey. on this day, this day before thanksgiving, president obama gave america a clear choice. between those who want to help the less fortunate and those who want to make their lives worse. but he began the day with the annual tradition, the pardon of the white house turco. this year the lucky ones were popcorn and caramel. >> the competition was stiff, but we can officially declare that popcorn is the winner. proving -- there you go. proving that even a turkey with a funny name can find a place in politics. and now, before these turcos get away, with the power vested in me, i want to grant popcorn a full reprieve. come on. i want, popcorn, you have a full reprepare from cranberry sauce and stuffing. we wish you well, and we're going to give caramel a break as well. all right? so -- >> the president also struck a serious note. reflecting on the significance of thanksgiving. >> this is the season, not only to be thankful for the incredible blessings that we have but also remember and serve those who are not as fortunate. we give thanks for our friends and family
and misused the filibuster. but in the age of obama, the republicans have made a mockery of our democracy. they've turned a useful procedure that turned majority rule into a battering ram to deny the results of a presidential election. take a look at these numbers. in all of u.s. history under all previous presidents, a total of 86 presidential nominees have been filibustered. but during the past five years, republicans have blocked 82 of president obama's nominees. that's nearly the same as all previous presidents combined. it's unfair and it's undemocratic. >> in each of these cases it's not been because they opposed the person. that there was some assessment that they were unqualified. that there was some scandal that had been unearthed. this isn't obstruction on substance, on qualifications. it's just to gum up the works. >> it's not about the individual nominees. it's about opposing thes. . this year alone, republicans blocked all three of his nominees to the d.c. circuit court of appeals. they've filibustered mel watt from a major housing job. the first lawmaker to be blocked in 150
events in american history, hurricane katrina, to president obama trying to help millions of people. and as the president met with insurance executives to continue to fix the health carolout, former vice president china was playing ugly. >> we look at the mess that has been created out of obama care, by the president having said you can keep your policy if you like it, guaranteed, period. that turns out that was a lie. and he repeated it over and over and over again. >> can he kidding? are we all getting pumped? yes. that is dick cheney. that dick cheney. the man who led the charge to go to war in iraq over weapons of mass destruction that they still haven't found. it's like rand paul slamming someone for plagiarism. or like, i don't know, mitt romney slamming the health care law he helped write and calling the president dishonest. oh, wait a minute, that actually happened today. >> the real problem with the president's plan is not just the rollout. that's implementation, and glitches of various kinds. it should have been done better, but it wasn't. but the real problem that the pre
obama builds a legacy of peace. that's causing right wingers to choke. as commander in chief, the president has made it clear that sending troops into harm's way should always be a last resort. that tough diplomacy should always be our first option. for the first time in nearly a decade, iran will freeze. iran has agreed -- inspectors will do the monitoring. in return, the u.s. has agreed to provide iran with relief from sanctions. it could be a first true step towards disarming iran. an advance the president said was made through diplomacy, not tough talk. >> we cannot close the door or diplomacy. we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. we cannot commit ourselves to endless conflict. and tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security. it is not the right thing for our security. >> there's no doubt this is a complicated issue. some members of both parties have voiced concern. but this deal with iran gets to the heart of what type of leader we have in president obama. he won the nobel peace p
. this is a man who called president obama un-american. and who compared the president's rise to that of hitler. but his feelings are hurt. and so are senator mcconnell's. >> if you want to play games, set yet another precedent that you'll no doubt come to regret, say to my friends on the other side of the aisle, you'll regret this and you may regret it a lot sooner than you think. >> democrats will regret this? this from the man who proudly declared that he wanted to make president obama a one-term president? and how about this? >> this action today creates a perpetual opportunity for the tyranny of the majority because it permits a majority in this body to do whatever it wants to do any time it wants to do it. >> a tyranny? really? just last month senator alexander voted to block this man mel watt from a position with the federal housing finance agency. he became the first sitting member of congress to be successfully filibustered since before the civil war. and yet senator alexander has a problem with tyranny? here's what republicans really don't like. by invoking this option, the president
chris christie is hoping for a big win by avoiding the tea party. even embracing president obama and working with a democrat. here in new york city, bill de blasio is thought to be the most progressive in decades. but the main event will be in the key bellwether state of virginia. it is where tea partiers like ken cuccinelli became a tea party star with comments like this. >> the ultimate goal which is to make abortion disappear in america. homosexual acts are wrong and should not be accommodated in government policy. someone's going to have to come forward with nailed down testimony that he was born in place "b," wherever that is. you know, the speculation's kenya. and that doesn't seem beyond the realm of possibility. >> birther jokes and attacks on women and gays. that's not a winning message in the year of 2013. cuccinelli also led a charge to shut down womens health centers and refused to say whether he supports equal pay measures. and a republican candidate for lieutenant governor is just as extreme. >> planned parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the kkk
obama won. one year later after a gop autopsy and a vow to rebrand, they haven't learned anything. any moment dozens of senate republicans are expected to vote against a gay rights law that would ban discrimination against gay and lesbian employees in the workplace. that's 39 republicans who didn't get the memo. why? because they haven't learned anything. what about women's rights? republican senator lindsey graham is now launching a new fight against a woman's right to choose. calling for a 20-week abortion ban. >> i've been a pro-life member of congress since day one. i'm proud to lead this charge. >> todd akin was once proud to lead this charge. how'd that work out? again, they haven't learned anything. and this extreme ideology is particularly bad. look at virginia. the republican candidate for governor ken cuccinelli is as far right as they come. he thinks same-sex relationships are immoral, wants to ban abortions with no exception, and once said it's possible the president was born in kenya. and he's plunging in the polls. 12 points behind. so why is that? president obama was in
. >> thanks, reverend. >> thank you. >>> coming up, more ugly reaction from the right to president obama's nuclear deal with iran. from appeasement to negotiating with terrorists to distraction, it's about one thing. dehumanizing president obama. plus more signs obama care is working and today president obama had a stern message for republicans routing for failure. >>> and inside george zimmerman's house, police reveal the gun they found and other findings that may surprise you. stay with us. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the flexcare platinum. new from philips sonicare. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps end our night before it even starts? what if i eat the wrong thing? what if? what if i suddenly have to go? what if? but what if the most important question is the one you're not ask
right now. >>> good evening, ed. and thanks to you for tuning in. new numbers on how president obama's health care laws is helping real people across the country. the health and human service's department says the law has gotten more than half a million americans positioned to have health care. more than 100,000 have chosen plans from the federal and state health care exchanges. and nearly 400,000 have been deemed eligible for medicaid. that is the reality of the president's health care law. half a million people who didn't have insurance before are about to get covered. that's what really matters. the problem with the website are serious. but they will be fixed. the white house says other tweaks to the law will be made sooner rather than later. but all republicans want to do is talk about the problems with the website. they've done everything possible to try to stop this law. but today they were pretending to be upset that it's not working better. >> they weren't ready. they weren't close to ready. >> it's obvious that obama care was not ready for prime time. >> this is such a deepl
. >> my contention is that the obama administration is encouraging parasites to come out and, you know, take as much as they can with no remorse. >> now, we can debate economic policy. we can debate how you aid those low income americans. but the disdain, the almost demonizing and denigrating of people because of the economic status, that to me is inexcusable, e.j. >> i think so too. they're acting as if all these folks have mansions right next door to donald trump on public benefits. they act as if all these folks don't want to work. one of the insidious things in the house bill is that they say they have a work requirement. but that's not a real work requirement, because states can cut people even if they're unemployed, even if they're looking for work, even if they can't find jobs that they want to take. and the state is under no obligation to help them. that's not a work requirement. that's just punishing people because the unemployment rate is high. and so it's crazy to talk this way about our fellow citizens and i agree with you. i think it's wrong. >> congresswoman, but there is
another republican let the cat out of the bag. it's not just they don't want president obama's health care law to succeed, they are actively rooting for failure. congresswoman michelle bachman smells opportunity. >> i think we have an opportunity of a lifetime right now, because just as jeff said, we are watching liberalism crumble in front of our eyes. what we have is the fantasy thinking of what obama care was going to be versus reality. >> now denying health care to millions who need it is the opportunity of a lifetime. how's that for a republican campaign ad? but the reality is the affordable care act is now starting to work across the country. yes, there are problems. but this isn't about liberalism crumbling. it's about a republican playbook of sabotage. their tactics, fear factor. >> the american people are very, very worried, you know. moms and dads are worried that they're going to lose their health care plan. >> right now, healthcare.gov screams who are trying to break into the health care system, if you like my infoe, maybe you can steel it. >> you won't be able to keep your doc
, setting the record straight. president obama spoke directly to the american people today vowing his health care law will work. he also took responsibility for the problems. >> i think it's legitimate for them to expect me to have to win back some credibility on this health care law in particular and on a whole range of these issues in general. and that's on me. i mean, we fumbled the rollout on this health care law. >> that's a candid, honest assessment. the president owning up to it. the also announced a change saying insurance companies can renew canceled plans for another year. but he drew the line at those who are just rooting for the law to fail. >> i will not accept proposals that are just another brazen attempt to undermine or repeal the overall law and drag us back into a broken system. when i see sometimes folks up on capitol hill and republicans in particular who have been suggesting repeal, repeal, let's get rid of this thing. i keep on asking, what is it that you want to do? are you suggesting that the status quo is working? because it wasn't. and everybody knows it. it wasn't
tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> coming up, these obama care haters are using words like radical and impeachment today. but we have news. the tea party george washington doesn't want you to see. >>> and the right winger that once told president obama to quote, put down the koran or put the koran down and come out with his hands up, he's at it again today. >>> plus more evidence of record inequality in america. yet republicans are still trying to cut from the poor. >>> and much more on george zimmerman. look at the transformation. who is he? a psychologist tablgs us inside the mind of george zimmerman. stay with us. [ coughs, sneezes ] i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest. [ male announcer ] nyquil cold and flu liquid gels don't unstuff your nose. they don't? alka seltzer plus night fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a decongestant. [ inhales deeply ] oh. what a relief it is. >>> tonight a huge victory by the obama administration against one of big banks behind the financial meltdown. barney franks is here on that next. mom? come in here.
president obama is a socialist, marxist who doesn't understand capitalism. that's funny. in reality here's what wall street said about that today. >> we are finishing very strong. we will be in record territory for the dow industrial. we didn't see that coming 15 minutes ago. >> that's right. yet another record high on wall street. since president obama came into office, key stocks have soared more than 7,000 points. they're up 90%. and today we got another strong jobs report. 200,000 jobs were created in october. that makes 44 consecutive months of private sector job growth. a remarkable turnaround from the bush recession. and the president did it all with republicans trying to block him every step of the way. even shutting down the government. today he went to the port of new orleans and called out the gop for trying to put the brakes on the economy. >> some folks in washington tried to shut down the government and default on america's obligations for the first time in 200 years. it's like the gears of our economy, every time they are just about to take off, suddenly somebody taps the
. just a few moments ago at the white house, president obama sat down for an exclusive interview with nbc news. he talked about the new health care law, and he had surprising comments about his relationship with vice president biden. we'll have that interview later in this hour. you won't want to miss this one. >>> but we begin with politics. and tonight's lead, republicans still haven't learned a thing. voters have sent the right wing a message. they're sick of the party's hostility towards women, minorities, and the lbgt community. but so is the republican establishment. today "the new york times" reports the gop is trying to limit the clout of the far right of the party. so now let's see how this latest rebranding is going. today the senate voted on the employment non-discrimination act. a bill that would protect gays from being fired due to sexual orientati orientation. and it passed. >> the yeas are 64. the nays are 32. the bill as amended is passed. >> wait a second. 32 votes against it? who are those 32 votes? oh, that's right. 32 senate republicans. they actually voted that it's o
panels. >> it will be very unpleasant if the death panels go into effect. >> obama care in our businesses and our individual lives and that will suffocate enterprise and entries. >> threat of obama care continuing to hang over our economy like a wet blanket. >> pulling out any who abuse our military, our vets as pawns in a political game. >> our veterans should be above politics. enough games. >> barack obama is a socialist. he believes in socialism. >> he wants to implement his socialist programs and that's all he knows. >> it's hard not to see the pattern. and that's the real problem hear. it's one thing for sarah palin to have low approval ratings, but the tea party's approval rating is even worse. just 21% nationwide. a record low. and the republican party's approval rating is also at a record low 24%. it's time for the gop to reject palin's brand of extremism instead of copying in. until then, they'll just keep walking and waking up after elections wondering why they're losing. joining me now are joan walsh and cynthia tucker. thank you both for being here. >> thanks, rev. >> good to
believe. [ applause ] that virginia understands that obama care is a failure and that you want to be in charge of your health care and not the government. >> i mean, abbey, it seems like they've learned the wrong lesson. you're hearing warning shot, all kind of statements. did they get what the voters said last night? >> you know, i actually took a different response from the outcome of the elections. it ended up being quite a nail-biter towards the end of the night and much closer than you expected. and the response from rush limbaugh is exactly what i was expecting because here you have the tea party saying we almost won the election. we didn't have nearly as much money. we didn't have the establishment backing us. we didn't have folks like the clintons stumping for us. even chris christie reviewsed to go speak on their behalf. we had the government shutdown which wasn't helpful for us. and yet, we still got very, very close to winning. had we had maybe a little more time, maybe a week or two, and maybe more money we could have won this thing. we've once again been wronged. w
of passing. president obama wants it and so do senate democrats. they're all pushing for a minimum wage hike. so what are republicans in congress doing about this? nothing. in fact, they're hardly working at all. just six legislative days left on the house calendar this month. and they're scheduled to work just eight days in december. and today we learned speaker boehner joked to reporters, the house shouldn't even remain in session in december. that's a great idea, speaker. take december off. while real americans struggle to make ends meet. you and your six figure salaries could go to hawaii. ♪ get a nice suntan on the beach, have some umbrella drinks, or, i don't know, maybe a little holiday european vacation. ♪ go to paris, have an espresso, fine wine. live it up. they might as well. because they just don't care. >> i don't think raising minimum wage doesn't actually accomplish those goals. >> i'm not speaking to the minimum wage issue. right now we're trying to provide more jobs for everyone. >> a lot of people who are being paid the minimum wage are being paid that because they come
against obama care before senator lee and senator cruz were in the united states senate. but when they shut down the government and harmed the lives of my citizens i'm supposed to be representing, then i resent it. >> we have to anticipate ted cruz is going to try to do this again. cruz and 30 or 40 people in the house. we have go after him by name. >> we need moderates like chris christie who can win in our party. >> that's because it's been extreme. okay? so it's hard to -- it's hard for some people not to comment on it. >> now, here you have sarah palin calling chris christie's appearance extreme. i mean, how ugly is this feuding going to get? >> it's nasty. i mean, that's really below the belt and not where the party should be focused at all. they have much larger problems than focusing on someone's appearance. people who want the move the republican party in a mod moderate direction, they can't do it because they have used the fringe of their party. they've used the religious right. they've used the extremists. they've used the tea party to get into power. now they're in powe
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